ALMERIA SPAIN - JANUARY 16: Kaka (L) of Real Madrid shakes hands with Karim Benzema after Kaka was substituted for Benzema during the La Liga match between UD Almeria and Real Madrid at Estadio del Mediterraneo on January 16 2011 in Almeria Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Real Madrid officially starts its preseason venues in the Stadium Carlos Tartiere against Real Oviedo (19:45 CET), and the team will do it with shocking news. The team's website published Mourinho's list to face off the Asturian team. In that list, it was announced that Nuri Sahin was ill, so the Turkish player will not be able to participate. Mourinho called 23 players, but most of them were Castilla's men. Benzema and Carvalho were out as well, since the French player rejoined the squad yesterday and the Portuguese is trying to find a way out of the club.
But a couple of minutes later, the club published a new list composed of 22 men in which Kaka' wasn't present. Unlike Nuri Sahin, it has not been specified whether the Brazilian player is injured or not, so after yesterday's meeting with Mourinho, it all points to one direction: Kaka' is ready to leave the club.
This s a drawn conclusion, of course, and Mourinho could be resting him if he didn't practice well yesterday. But it's suspicious that he is missing Real Madrid's very first preseason match just after he met with Mourinho to deal with his future.
The game against Oviedo will not be important. Only Callejón, Granero, Varane, Lass, Higuaín and Di María will be on the squad. The rest will be made up with Castilla players like Morata, Álex Fernández and Nacho. It will be interesting to see how the young guns fit with the first team players, and although one was hoping to see how Sahin is looking in this start of the preseason, the focus now will be on one of the most exciting prospects Real Madrid has had in quite a long time: Raphäel Varane.
After Kaka' wasn't called to Madrid's first preseason venue, do you think he will leave the club?
Yes, too much of a coincidence (222 votes)
No, he could as well be resting (83 votes)
305 total votes